The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the actions, utterances and body ...

APC behind insurgency in North – PDP asserts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the actions, utterances and body language of the All Progressives Congress have continued to give it away as the face behind the insurgency in parts of the country.

The PDP dismissed the APC denial of the charge that it was not behind the violence in the country as an afterthought.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the party needed no further proof on the alliance between the APC and the insurgents.

“When we accused the APC of being behind insurgency, we did not speak in vain and when we summarised the manifesto of the party as a product of Janjaweed ideology, we have verifiable reasons” he said.

The PDP in the statement argued that it was not a coincidence that an unprecedented violence broke out after Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) allegedly beckoned on his supporters to go on lynching spree if he should lose the 2011 presidential election.

It said the Sheik Lemu committee, which investigated the death of hundreds of people in the post-2011 election, established Buhari’s culpability.

Buhari was the presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 poll.

“Besides, the allegory of the bloody monkey and baboon in respect of the 2015 election, which is still way ahead, by the same General is still very fresh in the minds of Nigerians,” the PDP said.

Metuh’s statement read further, “The serial threats of violence should President Jonathan contest in 2015, including the most recent prophecy of violent deaths and destructions in 2015 by (a former Minister for the Federal Capital Territory) Nasir El Rufai are not slips from elements at the periphery but snips from characters who know more than ordinary Nigerians, the reasons behind the mindless carnage in the country.

“And when the APC boasted earlier in 2013, even before it could secure its name from counter claims, that insurgency would end within 100 days of its leadership of the nation, Nigerians recalled immediately that the chief priest who dines with the deity knows the right libation to appease the gods. Insurgency is APC and APC is insurgency.

“We recall also that the APC attempted to use the November 2013 Anambra governorship election to test run its agenda by posting fake opinion poll, making inflammatory statements concerning the election and importing armed thugs in a botched bid to unleash mayhem during the election in which it came a distant third. Vigilant security agencies nipped their plans in the bud.”

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